August 27- September 2
Practice Challenge: 
Start practicing a little bit EVERY day to be ready for school.
Silly Question:
Which teacher do you want this year?  (Don't worry, I won't tell!)
August 20-August 26,
Practice Challenge:
Band learn the F concert scale
Flutes Trombones, and Bells: F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F
Saxophones: D, E, F#, G, A, B C#, D
Trumpets and Clarinets:, G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
Strings learn the A concert scale
A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#, A
Silly Question:
Who was known for having wooden teeth?
August 13-August 19
Practice Challenge:
Practice long tones.  Hold a note for 35-40 seconds.  Woodwinds and brass use one breath, strings use one bow direction, and percussion keep your roll even the entire time.
Silly Question:
What is a trumoet without valves called?
August 6-August 12
Practice Challenge: 
Learn a song from your book or packet and perform it for a member of your family.
Silly Question:
Where is the town of Stockton Springs located?  That is where I am now.
July 30-August 5
Practice Challenge: 
Take a song from your book or packet and figure out how to play it starting on a different note.  (This is called transposition).
Silly Question:
How many continents are there?
July 23- July 29
Practice Challenge: 
Band learn the Eb concert scale
Flutes Trombones, and Bells: Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C, D, Eb
Saxophones: C, D, E, F, G, A, B,C
Trumpets and Clarinets:, F, G, A, Bb, C, D, E, F
Strings learn the G concert scale
G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
Silly Question:  I am on the Canadian island that is the setting of Anne of Green Gables.  Where am I?
July 16- July 22
Practice Challenge:
Figure out how to play Yankee Doodle without looking at any music.
Silly Question: 
Who won the 2017 MLB All-Star game?
July 9- July 15
Practice Challenge:
Practice long tones.  Hold a note for 30 seconds.  Woodwinds and brass use one breath, strings use one bow direction, and percussion keep your roll even the entire time.
Silly Question:
How many black keys on a full size piano keyboard?
July 2-July 8
Practice Challenge:
Memorize a song from the practice packet or your lesson book.
Silly Question:
Who wrote the Declaration of the Independence?
June 25- July 1
Practice Challenge:
Band learn the Bb concert scale
Flutes Trombones, and Bells: Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, Bb
Saxophones: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G
Trumpets and Clarinets:, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C  (Clarinets might have to play low B and C if they can't go over the break.)
Strings learn the D concert scale
D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D
Silly Question:  What country was the French horn invented in? (It's a trick)
June 18-June 24
Practice Challenge: 
Practice long tones.  Hold a note for 20 seconds with a good sound.  Woodwinds and brass use one breath, strings use one bow direction, and percussion keep your roll even the entire time.
Silly Question:
What tribe of mystical women does Wonder Woman belong to?

 


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